§ MR. HEDDERWICK (Wick Burghs)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India when the order for the partial disarmament of the Pathans on the Punjaub Frontier came into operation; what is the area to which it applies; and, whether any robberies of arms from and murderous assaults upon Her Majesty's troops within the area affected have taken place since the order became operative.
§ MR. BRODRICK (for Lord G. HAMILTON)
On the 6th of May, 1899, the Government of the Punjaub, with the sanction of the Government of India, extended Section 15 of the Arms Act XI., 1878, to the Hazara, Peshawur, and Kohat Districts. By this extension no person can have in his possession arms except under a licence. The area of the three districts is 8,206 square miles. I have received no information on the subject of the third question.